Another frustrating win. Offense looks extremely good, but we cannot keep winning by scoring 50 and giving up 49. D has the same problems it has had the past 2 years and now a third. Not sure what a coaching change would do, but I think eventually Fickel will have to be let go. Cincy is above average team, but against a good team that plays 'D'( you know who that is) this probably would have been a loss.
I could not have said it any better. This post is one that all should read and take seriously. What you have said is the core problem with the B1G. Mediocre coaching at many of the schools.
You are absolutely correct. Michigan is abysmal. Brady Choke will be gone after the season if he makes that far. Next coach will be Les Miles. LSU will have a disappointing season also. The opportunity to leave without too much fuss will occur.
The B1G is suffering from bad coaching. Ever since Lloyd Carr , Bret Bielema(It pains me to say this), Ron Zook, Glenn Mason, Jim Tressel and yes Joe Pa (even though he was fading), the coaching in the B1G really blows. The other conferences do not have better talent. They just develop it better. The following schools need to fire their coaches:Ferentz(Iowa), Hazell(Purdue), Boeckman(Illinois), Kill(Minnesota), Hoke(Michigan) and Edsall(Maryland). Clean house and hire some respectable coaches. Even Urban Meyer has not impressed me. The verdict is still out on he and his staff.
Very True. The abysmal showing against power 5 conferences 1-10 is a testimony to the peewee football coaches in the league. The B1G will be left out of the big dance.
You are absolutely correct. East Carolina defeated Tech at Virginia Tech after they were tied. East Carolina scored in less than a minute to win against the same defense. It's great that the 'Bucks" won big today, but really how pathetic is this offense or coaching staff. I do not believe East Carolina has better talent than the Buckeyes.
Season suspension and checking into rehab for the year. Re-apply next year and beg for forgiveness. Otherwise, his football playing days may be coming to an end.
Let's go beyond good and say 'WE NEED SOME PLAYMAKERS' BIG TIME!
It's a sad day when I have to worry about a team like Kent St. The Bearcats bring another big time coach in with Tommy Tuberville. Then a bye and on the road against Maryland. Not exactly easy schedule based on our performance.
Our best receivers are the TE's. They had to stay in and block as well as the backs due to the poor performance of the line. It's tough when you have no run game. We seem to run the ball east-west and try use the speed these small backs have. The only problem is VT has great speed and they were a nonfactor. No Rod Smith, Brionte Dunn or other power back really played in the game. Therefore, no north=south running to wear the D-line of VT to keep the defense honest. That is basic football. Sad but true. Meyers coaching has failed miserably on the big stage.
Herman came from Iowa St. When have they ever been relevant in college football. The only quarterback to come out of Iowa St of late has been Seneca Wallace and I am sure he was not there or at least not the offensive coordinator.
ESPN is the SEC's lacky. They sponsor the SEC Network and would like nothing more than to see the BTN fail. I have watched the SEC Network and it is really lame.
Valid point. Our only good receivers are the TE's and they had to pass block. I think the better option was using a back to block. Oh that's right, they are 160 pounds soaking wet, but they can sure run fast when they don't have the ball.
The defensw did not lose this game. The LB play is atrocious and the TE's made every big third down catch. Meyer will live or die with Grant and Perry. The way it looks they are going to die. The offense has no playmakers and the QB cannot complete a pass. Don't know why we are trying to throw the ball 40-50 yards when Barrett can barely throw that far. This offense BLOWS BIG TIME. This year it's their turn to suck.
I am starting to wish we had other coaches. I thought John Cooper retired.
Either these recruits are not 4-5 stars or the coaching staff including Meyer are a bunch of no stars. I am betting the coaching staff blows. The B1G is full of no star coaches. It's not the talent. The B1G should change their moniker to B0G. It BLOWS BIG TIME! I am assuming with more games like this, Alabama, Fla. St and Auburn will not have to recruit. The Buckeyes will drop from any big time recruits list.
We all have to remember that this years team was going to be next years team. Next year is now and as one said the offense needs to go from crawling to running. I am not sure why all the anal lyst are dogging Navy. This team returned 8 starters on offense including the QB, both RB's and the offensive line. The 'D' returned 7 starters. Navy has always been an overachiever and well disciplined. Remember Pryor and company struggled with Navy at home in 2009 and brought home a win against Oregon in the Rose Bowl that season. Asking me to be patient is like asking a smoker to quit cold turkey. Let us go through the progression and see where we are in October.
In light of how the rest of the top teams played Saturday, the victory over Navy was not too shabby. Keep in mind Navy returned 8 of 11 starters on offense including the quarterback, both backs and the offensive line. They returned 7 of 11 starters on 'D'. What will irk me the most is the so called anal lyst will punish them in the polls. Regardless of the polls not counting for the final 4, do you really think the committee is going to ignore the polls?
With the exception of Florida St, the ACC may be worse than the B1G from top to bottom. I do not see any team in the ACC that will defeat FSU. Only the season will tell. GO BUCKS AND GO B1G.
Despite going 12-2, the B1G still proved nothing. Hats off to Rutgers, Penn St. and of course our Buckeyes winning against possibly above average D-1 programs. The two marquee games involving Wisconsin and Northwestern erased a successful day. Cal is better than most probably thought with Sonny Dykes passing attack, but another embarrassment for the B1G due to Wisconsin's one dimensional offense. As always the SEC owns the B1G and nothing frustrates me more. Gary Anderson lost some respect in using McEvoy the whole game instead bringing some passing attack with Stave in the second half. LSU stacked the line and as always speed trumps big and slow. This was truly a coaching loss and another black mark for the B1G in the eyes of committee.
Such is life. We must be held accountable for our actions. This young man will truly pay and hopefully has learned a valuable lesson. I have always told young people life is full of choices. Choose wisely and you will be rewarded. Choose poorly and there will consequences to pay for your actions. Let's move on. Is it Aug. 30 yet?
Like all sports a conference's domination is cyclical. The B1G will be on top as time goes on. The problem with the now generation is too much instant gratification. I remember a national championship in 1968 and waited until 2002 to experience another. Do the math 34 years and this guy is crying about what!! In those 34 years the Buckeyes had some really kickass teams. Patience the conference will come around.
A little history about Franklin and the Terps. Franklin was an assistant head coach at Maryland under Ralph Friedgen and a coach in waiting when Friedgen left. A new clown in town became the AD at Maryland from West Point ( still trying to figure that hire out) and waited to fire Friedgen because he did not want to give Franklin the head coaching job. Franklin left to become head coach at Vanderbilt and Friedgen was immediately fired after going 9-4 and named the coach of the year in the ACC with an improbable successful season. i am sure there is still a little animosity about the way this went down by Franklin. If Edsall does not have a successful season and that means going at 6-6 or maybe 7-5 it could be the end of the line. This team returns 18 starters and two of the best receivers in the country in Long and Diggs.
As a teenager growing up in Dayton, there was a time that UD basketball reigned supreme. Don Donoher's teams made the tournament on a consistent basis in the late 60's and 70's. In the 60's and early 70's only 16 teams made the tournament and UD made it regularly. The Buckeyes in that time were not king, it was the UD Flyers and UC Bearcats. Fred Taylor's Buckeyes were good, but not king. Not to take anything away from the Havlicek , Lucas, Knight, Siegfried team, but that was in the early 60's. I still love the Buckeyes, but today it's GO FLYERS!